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Tripadvisor: Ha Long listed among top 5 fastest growing destinations in Asia

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Ha Long Bay and Sapa have been selected in the list of top 5 fastest growing destinations by the renowned travel site TripAdvisor. 

The natural wonder of Ha Long Bay. Photo: Nguyen Minh Tan

Standing out from a list of more than eight million destinations, Ha Long Bay and Sa Pa recently have surpassed a series of world tourist paradises, including Bogota, Pattaya, Jeju and Viti Levu of Fiji Island. These destinations have become two bright names among the top five trending destinations in the world 'Trending Destinations' of 'Travellers' Choice Awards - Best of the Best Destinations.'

According to TripAdvisor, Ha Long Bay is stunningly beautiful. Being ranked third in the Best of the Best Destinations, its majestic nature is the key that has drawn over one million visitors since the beginning of 2024, with international tourists making up the majority of visitors.

The cool breeze from the sea, the unique cluster of thousands of islands and the numerous caves provide a refreshing escape from the summer heat and bring a fresh, relaxing experience for all visitors. 

The Travellers' Choice Awards - Best of the Best Destinations only honours destinations that have achieved the highest levels of excellence in tourism, based on superior reviews from the TripAdvisor community over 12 months.

The city on the bank of Ha Long Bay. Photo: Nguyen Thanh Chung

Located in the northeast of Vietnam, Ha Long Bay covers 1,550 square kilometers, with 1,969 islands. The UNESCO-recognized area is 434 square kilometers, forming a triangle with Dau Go Island to the west, Ba Ham Lake to the south, and Cong Tay Island to the east.

Ha Long Bay has received UNESCO accolades twice before. In 1994, it was designated a natural heritage site for its natural landscape, marking Vietnam's first recognition in this category. In 2020, it secured a second accolade for its geological and geomorphological value.

TripAdvisor, the world's largest travel platform, connects travellers with service providers globally. With over a billion reviews and contributions from its community, TripAdvisor provides a near comprehensive reflection of the global travel landscape.

By Phuong Loan